My Grandma just died a few weeks ago June 15th 2007 86 old a week from her 87th birthday which is a long life. She was mostly healthy up till about 18 months before her death and she passed away peacefully in her sleep.
I saw her mostly as a kid and less frequently as I got older. My brother and I used to stay with her alot and we would go fishing off the dock in Foxton NZ where she used to live. Thats what I mostly remember. I always saw her at family Christmas gatherings and such in later years which was always good. She mostly remembered my name too as she was known for mixing peoples names up.
Something really great for me that she has done is left me an inheritance. I've been told about $5000 dollars but I don't know yet. Thats like heaps for me. The most money I will of ever had at one time.
I don't have any debts so i'm able to purchase a few things that I have on my wishlist. I'm going to buy a 50cc Petrol Scooter $2000, A 30GB Harddrive Video Camera $1000 and spend $2000 on a completely new computer with 20" screen, 2 x SLI 512mb video cards and 2GB dual channel ram. I'll have two complete computers and should get at least three years out of the new one and longer. My current computer cost me $800 and i've had 2 years out of it so far.
I had added a scooter and video camera to my wishlist in this blog when it first began so that completes those orders and I can cross them of my wishlist. The things that I have left on my wishlist are not total necessities now except for a house. A house is the most important thing that I need.
Anyhow with a scooter now I will be able to rent a house farther from town so I should be able to get better quality and cheaper accomodation (until the fateful day I purchase my own house). With a video camera I will be able to earn money by making videos and posting them on metacafe which pay US $100 for every 20000 thousand views your video gets. A scooter and video camera both unlock some of the doors of my world to new and better things in many ways. Heaps of thanks Grandma.
By Grandma I will miss you. I remember you.